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New(ish) Swedish learner here! Any tips?

Hej! I've been using Duo to learn French for a while, and I decided to try out Swedish. I wanted to know what some of the most important things to know about are!

  • What are some resources beside Duo that you think are helpful? I'm already using Quizlet for flashcards, but I'd love suggestions.

  • What are need-to-know phrases or sentences?

  • What would you say is the most difficult thing for a Swedish learner?

Any answers to those questions (or tips in general!) would be greatly appreciated. Tack så mycket!

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Emmeline856

Den bästa resursen för svenska är Clozemaster.

Jag lärde mig mer från Clozemaster än någon annanstans.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FLchick
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I completed the Swedish tree first and then the Norwegian tree. IMO, it would be easier to do Norwegian first and then Swedish. The Norwegian tree is very extensive, but you do learn words like vampire, unicorn and spaceship. Also, there are many quotes and references to Starwars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and American pop music (Call me, maybe). I liked both languages. Jeg likte både språk. (norsk). P.S. I may have written the last sentence incorrectly. Best of luck.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skidbladner
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It's the pronunciation that may be difficult. Make sure that you hear and understand the difference between the different sounds in the language, since some of them initially may seem similar.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ijcurry

Enjoyable

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dans.blood

If you feel like using a translator, don't. They're not accurate. Write down what you're struggling with (in English), and then write down the Swedish translation. That's what helped me. Vårsagod.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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Try Memrise for vocabulary. I'm a Swede and most of the times I hear non-native speakers are struggle with pronunciation like "u", stj, sj, kj, sch, and sk sounds etc.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew645367

I am using DuoLingo to learn Swedish, to which I am entirely new, and to reactivate what little French I learned long ago. I have supplemented that with the 1000 free reps trial on Glossika with both languages (you can do this for as many languages as you want, it works out to about ten days of sessions). I keep hearing polyglots recommending speaking a target language as much as possible, as well as listening to as much of the language as possible, but I haven't done much of either yet. I have begun downloading Swedish podcasts, watching Tarkovsky's Offret (The Sacrifice) without the subtitles, and warming up to the idea of using Italki to find a tutor.

1 month ago
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